The Summer 2020 Issue. Ploughshares is an award-winning journal of new writing. Since 1971, Ploughshares has discovered and cultivated the freshest voices in contemporary American literature, and remains prescient in the digital age by providing readers with thoughtful and entertaining literature in a variety of formats. Find out why the New York Times named Ploughshares “the Triton among minnows.”
As guest-editor Celeste Ng writes in her introduction, “Stories are more than documentation: they are a portal in time, through which the moment in which the story was written can magically be in conversation with the moment in which the story is read. . . . The stories that follow will ask you: Do you still remember when the world was like this? Did you care? Is it still like this? Do you want it to be?” The Summer 2020 issue features prose by Charles Yu, Jamel Brinkley, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Karen Shepard, and others.